June 11 Downtown News

Streetscaping Downtown

It’s the little things that make a big difference.  Small points of interest, bits of color, and attention to detail give a neighborhood its personality.  Why are these little things so important?  Distinguishing unique neighborhoods pays dividends in terms of creating residential and commercial demand. According to the Knight Foundation the top three reasons people live where they do are: social and cultural opportunities, openness, and AESTHETICS.  Bismarck’s Downtown is continuing to add those streetscaping and building elements.  Pedestrian Lighting, historic looking decorative lighting for walkers, is being added in the walkable areas of Downtown Bismarck.  These art deco wheat designed lights signal Downtown Bismarck’s building styling and agricultural roots.  Many of the benches in Downtown Bismarck have a prairie rose in metal, the state flower.  Recently the City of Bismarck added summer banners to these poles, with art deco font, prairie grass, and state capitol imagery.  Bismarck’s Downtown Design Review Board is now assisting developers and property owners with keeping the historical integrity of Downtown intact. Art boxes, flower planters, public art are all important in conveying style. Staying competitive in attracting and retaining talent requires both big picture projects and subtle constant reminders of our Bismarck personality.

Association News

Welcome to our newest member!
Oaktree Realtors 
2021 E. Main Avenue
Oaktree Realtors provide residential and commercial real estate services in the Bismarck/Mandan area and surrounding communities.

Member The Bismarck Tribune has released its latest “Best of the Best” ballot for Bismarck-Mandan.  Many of our talented Downtowners Association members have been nominated.  Voting ends June 17, please vote for our great members! Ballot: http://bismarcktribune.com/app/best/

Early-bird ticket sales for the 4th Annual Downtowners Art & Wine Walk end June 16!  To get the best pricing get your tickets soon.  Once they’re gone they’re gone.
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-downtowners-art-wine-walk-tickets-17054543599?ref=ecount

Downtown News

The City of Bismarck is systematically replacing the greenery in the Chancellor Square planting beds.  Junipers occupying the beds were in need of removal and the forestry department is working on completing the project over a few seasons.  In some cases, annuals/perennials will be added.

Please send all member news and events to Kate@downtownbismarck.com
You can find all our members information at www.downtownbismarck.com.
Downtowners Association of Bismarck

Upcoming Events
June 19-20
Bismarck Event Center
June 24
Belle Mehus Auditorium
July 17-18
Historic Depot